27 mars 2019

A large blue and white circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 334. A large blue and white circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of compressed form, the slightly domed cover finely painted in varying tones of cobalt blue with an intricate basket-weave pattern studded with white florets, the design continuing to the lower section all above a lappet band and against a pale blue ground, the interior plain, the base with an apocryphal... [Lire la suite]

27 mars 2019

A fine blue and white 'Squirell and Grapwine' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 341. A fine blue and white 'Squirell and Grapwine' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 7 1/4  in., 18.4 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold 13,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body sweeping to a slender neck and a slightly flaring lipped rim, painted in bright tones of underglaze blue with two playful squirrels scampering amid a meander of undulating grape vines issuing clusters of ripe fruit and broad leaves, all set between a band of upright lappets around the... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2019

A fine blue and white 'Landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 302. A fine blue and white 'Landscape' vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 10 5/8  in., 27 cm. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold 13,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the elegant baluster body rising from a spreading foot to a slender waisted neck with everted rim, freely painted in a subtle range of blue tones with a continuous landscape depicting a boatman ferrying a passenger over tranquil water  towards a rustic pavilion amid leafing foliage and mountain... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2019

A fine and large blue and white 'Qilin' dish, Qing Dynasty, Shunzhi Period (1644-1661)

Lot 312. A fine and large blue and white 'Qilin' dish, Qing Dynasty, Shunzhi Period (1644-1661). Diameter 13 3/4  in., 35 cm. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold 16,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. stoutly potted with rounded sides rising from a short tapered and chaneled foot, the interior boldly painted in strong tones of cobalt blue with an animated qilin sitting on its scaly back haunches, one front leg outstretched, the other with hoof raised, bearing a benign expression, the... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2019

An underglazed-blue, copper-red and celadon-glazed bowl, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722)

Lot 319. An underglazed-blue, copper-red and celadon-glazed bowl, Kangxi Mark and Period (1662-1722). Diameter 8 1/4  in., 21 cm. Estimate 15,000 - 25,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the steep rounded sides exquisitely painted in rich tones of cobalt blue and bright red with a continuous landscape of leafing trees and plants emerging from rockwork and alongside a placid waterway with mountains in the distance, imposing craggy stone boulders picked out in a... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2019

A superb blue and white 'Winter' ovoid jar and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 313. A superb blue and white 'Winter' ovoid jar and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 10 in., 25.4 cm. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides deftly painted in varying tones and washes of underglaze blue with two roundels each enclosing a winter scene, the first depicting Meng Haoran riding a donkey followed by an attendant carrying a prunus branch, the second portraying Han Yu crouched amid rockwork looking... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2019

A blue and white 'Fish' jardinière, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 327. A blue and white 'Fish' jardinière, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 9 1/2  in., 24.1 cm. Estimate 12,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the steeply rounded sides rising to an everted, lipped rim, the exterior well painted in shaded tones of underglaze-blue with four large fan-tailed fish, a carp, mandarin fish and two kinds of bream, swimming in varying poses amongst an array of aquatic plants, set between double lines, coll.... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2019

A blue and white 'Mythical Beast' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 756. A blue and white 'Mythical Beast' rouleau vase, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 17 3/8  in., 44.1 cm. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cylindrical sides supporting a columnar neck with a galleried rim, boldly painted around the body in brilliant cobalt tones with four qilin frolicking on rocks rising vertiginously from a roiling sea, the creatures exchanging playful glances, the wisps of qi emanating... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2019

A pair of blue and white 'figural' jars and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 754. A pair of blue and white 'figural' jars and covers, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 9 5/8  in., 24.4 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold 21,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each jar of slender ovoid form set over a straight foot and rising to a short, tapered neck, the exterior of one painted in inky cobalt tones with a general seated at a table holding a brush in one hand and a sheet of paper in the other, a military officer addressing him with a defiant... [Lire la suite]
25 mars 2019

A large blue and white dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 753. A large blue and white dish, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 13 3/4  in., 35 cm. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold 21,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the gently rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot, the interior painted in varying tones of blue with a house in a mountainous river landscape, a lady at the window of the second story finishing her coiffure in a circular mirror, a figure at the riverbank below harvesting leafy vegetables, the... [Lire la suite]